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Hudson Advisors - any information?Hi everyone, Anyone has some view on Hudson Advisors, particularly what's the link between the Loan Star PE and HA? How good experience is it for further growth? Also any info from the European branche would be much appreciated! Thanks! ...
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Search fundsWhat is everyones thoughts on working for a search fund? I think its a good mix of start up atmosphere and the private equity state. Interested to see what others thing. ...
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PE Waterfall - Modelling Catch-upHey I am building a distribution waterfall model at the moment to practise my modelling in Excel but cannot work out how to model a catch-up after the preferred return. Any idea where I could find help? I tried Google but without luck. Anyone familiar with modelling of catch-ups? Thanks Dehe ...
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GMAT Score Necessary for PE Recruiting?Hi everyone, I have been visiting WSO for the last couple of years and will be joining the LevFin / M&A group of a middle market investment bank this summer as a first year analyst. My short term career goals are IB --> PE --> MBA --> PE. I spent the free time before work prepping for ...
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Private Equity Interview help!Hey so I have an interview coming up in a couple weeks at a new Private Equity fund in CT for a spot as their junior analyst. I won't lie, went to a pretty mediocre school (Class of 2015), even though I have two good internships under my belt, and got the interview through a friend. The fund is smal...
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Apollo/KKR/Blackstone Management middle office salaryDoes anyone know what the average starting salary is for the middle office of one of the big private equity firms is and how high it can go? By middle office I mean the operations side, so creating and monitoring the funds, checking the accuracy of information, and etc. Not the trading, accounting, ...
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LBO Model: Entry Multiple Method - IRR goes UP with time?Hey guys, I have a modelling question, which is probably pretty basic but please excuse me. I've built LBOs where we've looked at taking a public company private: start with share price, imply a share price with offer premium * NOSH = equity value + debt - cash + minority interest = enterprise valu...
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Search Fund experience valuable?I am a senior from a Big 10 school and after a couple of months of recruiting, I was able to land a spring internship at a very small PE search fund (just the Director, a graduate from HBS and a handful of advisors). The position will involve deal sourcing and deal evaluation (financial modeling, du...
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PE Associate CompensationI'd like to start this thread to assimilate compensation numbers for associates in PE megafunds and MM funds. Base + Cash bonus + stock bonus + any carry if offered. ...
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Early stage mining P/ECan someone provide me a list of all early stage mining P/Es or suggest a source where I would be able to obtain this? Thank you very much!! ...
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To Invest or Not Invest - Help Deciding OffersHi Monkeys, Have a dilemma here, I am an IB Associate (analyst promote) in an industry group working at a BB right now at a 2nd tier city. Have 2 offers on hand and would like your input: 1) Internal transfer to 1st tier city working in the same group (bigger everything - clients, deals, team, etc.)...
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Comp comparison for deal team vs Ops/consulting team Hey All, Looking for comp comparisons for deal teams vs the consulting/ops arms at both Megafunds and the Mid Market. Deal tea comp is readily available, but comp for the ops teams (take KKR Capstone for example) aren't nearly as abundant. Would appreciate if anyone had insight into what to expect ...
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Moving from HF to PEHi all, I went to a hedge fund out of ug, trading special sits and events (usually the equity side) for 1-2 yrs now. Had no IB SA gigs, and have mostly done transactional modeling for risk arb strats and fundamental modeling for a l/s sidebook. Would any PE funds give me a second look, or does my la...
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Capitaliq/Preqin/Pitchbook pricingI was wondering between CaptialIQ, Preqin, and Pitchbook which one offers the best value for their services. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thank you. ...
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Would you take a Mezz fund offer or not?I recently got an offer for a $600-700mm Mezz fund, but like most PE firms, they want an analyst for the typical IB>PE>MBA track. I REALLY don't want to do my MBA, so I am looking to see what the exit opps would be like when leaving the firm. I'm just hoping this won't pigeon hole me (aka. le...
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How to make VP in Private EquityMod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 7/15/13. See his most recent post updating on his status (posted 5/26/15) here. A few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues - and to PE and private equity interviews. I fou...
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BlackRock Private Equity Partners ACDoes anybody have insights in the Assessment Centre (BlackRock Private Equity Partners)? I would appreciate any information! ...
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Used copy of Advanced LBO Modeling for saleI have a 3-year old Wall Street Prep Advanced LBO Modeling self-study course with the excel files for sale. Was about $350 new, will sell for half off. PM me if interested - I can either mail it or meet you in NYC. About 350 pages and includes an lbo model and source docs. ...
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Buyer ListsHow do most banks decide what potential buyers to show their deals to? What resources are most commonly used to create buyer lists? ...
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Transaction Services ranking in London/UKHi everyone What is the ranking for Transaction Services firms in London? I heard PwC is number one, but a recruiter claims KPMG is number one. Anyone who can put som light on this? ...
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Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread ("How to Make VP in Private Equity"), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech industry. Not as a VC associate. Not as an "entrepreneur". As a programmer. Yep, you read that right. After thinking ...
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Oaktree Power Opportunities (GFI)Anyone know the group? Solid? ...
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Transitioning from NYC BB to London PE. Is it possible?I tried to find an answer to this question using the search tool but nothing came up. Is it possible to recruit for London PE whilst being a BB analyst in the US? How would it work? Has anyone here have any experience with the process? ...
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Helpful books/primers on debt for incoming PE associatesCoworker of mine is finishing his IB analyst stint and starting his PE job this summer. He asked me if I was aware of any helpful book recommendations for further familiarizing himself with debt and any relevant topics on capital structure. He currently works in an industry group that essentially ne...
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